Bible Verse for the Day | Psalm 34:18
"The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit."
Hello everyone…and welcome back to the blog! I sure hope that you had a very nice holiday weekend! You know…as I was preparing for another visit with you today; I took hold of my journal and began to realize how it's almost every day that I open this journal and prepare to write something that will help to inspire you, while spending these precious moments together. Sometimes I share the pain that I go through from day to day…or sometimes I write a cute story of something that has inspired my own heart; but today, the pages of my journal will be filled with thoughts that maybe you can also relate to.
From time to time, we experience moments that can sometimes make us feel as if we're lost in a world of our own…and a world such as this can make us feel isolated and alone, as if no one could ever understand what we're feeling or going through at the time. This is definitely one thing that I have struggled with in my life…and it's probably due to what I've experienced from a very young age…to where I am right now.
Some of you may know about all the knee problems that I've had to deal with since the age of 10 years old; but the surgeries, pain and dislocations that went along with all these knee problems, has only been half of what has attempted to place me in a world of my own; for even though there were some who saw what I was experiencing physically…only God and I could see what was taking place emotionally.
I have come to see very much; that unless someone has been in these worn-out shoes of mine; then it's as if they are only getting the highlights of what is actually taking place at the time; because another person can only see…not feel what I or someone else may be going through.
I remember a time, when someone I knew had injured their knee. After finding out that this person would have to have outpatient knee surgery, they stood in our driveway and began to twirl around on their crutches and say… "Look Diane, I am just like you." Even though I felt for this person at the time…this person wasn't like me. Here, this was their very first surgery, while I had already experienced much more, including the loss of my childhood…as much was taken from me, due to the condition of my legs.
What do we do, when we just don't feel like anyone cares…or could ever understand what we're going through? What can keep us out of this broken world of our own, where we tend to feel unloved and uncared for? What we do; is turn to the One who already understands everything about us…One who will listen to our hearts and truly see the hurt that comes from deep within…and One who won't walk away from us.
You know…I can't even begin to count the moments throughout my life, when I felt uncared for; but I will also never forget the One who has truly cared for me…and every time I feel as though Satan is attempting to lure me back into that world of my own, I turn to Jesus…and one thing I know for sure; is that He will be there to listen to every broken moment I'm facing, when others just can't seem to comprehend what is taking place in my life at the time.
We all have moments, when the intensity of a problem attempts to place us in a world of our own…one where we just feel as if no one could ever understand what is really taking place. Moments such as these can make us lose hope and feel so alone within the problem; that we just can't see any reason to continue on. Believe me when I say…I understand how moments such as these can attempt to lock a person up within themself; but one thing that I have truly come to see; is that no one could ever understand my heart like Jesus…and when we can come to the place, where we truly see Jesus in this way; that is when we will never feel alone…and hope will always remain alive within us…no matter what may be happening around us.
One thing that I can say to you today; is that I wouldn't be here with you right now, if it hadn't been for Jesus; for when others didn't seem to understand or care…I came to see that He did; and never once has He failed me. I'll tell you…there can be times, when life is very hard and difficult for me to get through; but what I learn along the way; is what is saving my life…and I hope that our visits each day will do the same for you!
Well…it's time for me to move on and begin another day; but I sure hope that you enjoyed the visit…and that you will come back again tomorrow, for another great God inspired visit together! May God truly bless your heart with His very best!
It's Always & Only Because of Him…
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